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Chicago will bid for Amazon's second headquarters — and its 50,000 jobs

Chicago will bid for Amazon's second headquarters — and its 50,000 jobs

Chicago is chasing one of the country's largest corporate headquarters deals in years, joining what is sure to be a fierce competition to land Amazon's second headquarters.

The city plans to respond to Amazon's request for proposals for the new 50,000-employee campus, said a spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Emanuel "has spoken with (Amazon founder and CEO Jeff) Bezos several times about picking Chicago," said the spokesman, Grant Klinzman, in an email.

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant on Thursday said it plans to invest more than $5 billion to create a second headquarters in another North American city, with buildings potentially totaling more than 8 million...

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